Sian Ricketts enjoys a multi-faceted career as a singer and a period woodwinds specialist. This season, she performs chamber music and orchestral repertoire with ensembles such as Bach Collegium Fort Wayne (IN), Apollo’s Fire (OH), Dallas Bach Society, and the Gamut Bach Ensemble (PA). Sian is a co-founding member of the early music ensemble Alkemie, specializing in music of the medieval period. This season, Alkemie is featured on several concert series, including Music Before 1800 (NY) and the Amherst Glebe Arts Response (VA), and also performs in collaboration with Fordham University and the Metropolis Ensemble. In addition to her interest in early music, Sian also regularly performs 21st-century repertoire as both an instrumentalist and singer, and has recently collaborated with composers such as Jonathan Dawe, Gregory Spears, Elliot Cole, and Mark Nowakowski. Sian holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in historical performance practice from Case Western Reserve University with concentrations in voice and baroque oboe.